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Socrates Sculpture Park

Guelaguetza New York City

Join the Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York for its 12th Annual Guelaguetza New York City Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park.

Guelaguetza New York City
Guelaguetza New York City

Time & Location

Jul 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11106, USA

About the event

Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Nueva York presents its 12th annual Guelaguetza in New York City, showcasing cultural dances and expressions from Oaxaca.

About the Guelaguetza

The Guelaguetza festival is an annual celebration of Oaxacan culture held in Oaxaca City, Mexico, every July. The festival, known locally as "Los Lunes del Cerro" (Mondays on the Hill), occurs on two consecutive Mondays. Each region of Oaxaca, including the Central Valleys, Cañada, Papaloapan, Mixteca, Coast, Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and Northern and Southern mountain ranges, showcases its unique dances, music, and traditions at the festival. The festival's name comes from the indigenous Zapotec language and means "to give" or "to offer."

About the Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York

Artistic Director: José Refugio González

The Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to sharing Mexican traditions and cultural heritage by showcasing regional dances with the New York community. The BFMNY has performed in world-renowned halls in front of countless enthusiastic audiences throughout the northeast. BFMNY has filled great venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Madison Square Garden. In addition, BFMNY is a proud supporter and performer for countless festivals and community events.

Free event for the whole family. Rain or shine.

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